My hometown motivates me to work hard for my client and get results.- John Cooper
Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Supports the Virginia Beach Bar Association Golf Tournament
The Virginia Beach Bar Association is a great organization that provides invaluable support to attorneys in Hampton Roads and further afield.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers was honored to be a platinum sponsor for the Richard G. "Dick" Brydges Memorial Courthouse Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 22.
About 160 golfers took part in the fundraiser for the Virginia Beach Bar Association at Princess Anne Country Club.
Cooper Hurley partner Jim Hurley said the firm is committed to helping great causes across Hampton Roads.
"Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is proud to go ahead and sponsor the Virginia Beach Bar Association golf tournament here at Princess Anne Country Club," he said.
"We are always trying to help bar associations, community events, and worthy charities. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we know our success comes from the community that we help serve," Jim Hurley said.
Attorney Griff O'Hanlon said one of the major things the Virginia Beach Bar Association does is fund the city's public law library.
"That provides open access to the public for legal information to help them with difficult situations they may find themselves in. We are proud to be here today," he said.
The Wahab Public Law Library is located at Virginia Beach Judicial Center at 2425 Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach.
The library is currently undergoing a major renovation. As well as providing a public law library, the Virginia Beach Bar Association provides continuing legal education (CLE) events for attorneys to help them maintain credits and keep up with the latest developments in the law. It has provided valuable resources to lawyers in Hampton Roads since 1957.
Golfers Jim Hurley, Griff O'Hanlon, and Mike Snellings made up Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers' team. We finished the tournament in third place.
Earlier this year, we were a sponsor of the Haitian Education Support Team of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. A golf tournament was held for the cause at Honey Bee Golf Course in Virginia Beach on May 19.
John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.
Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.